Biologic ZorinPump

I saw this a couple weeks back but forgot to blog on it. The Biologic ZorinPump from U.K.-based Dahon Incorporated is essentially a bike seat with a pump hidden inside its post.

This keeps your tire pump always at hand, no need to strap a small pump on the frame of your bike. No need to drop one in a backpack.

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You stand while you pump and use the saddle as a handle. It weighs about 100 grams more than a conventional seat post, according to the company. It’s compatible with Schrader and Presta valves.

As the company explains it, after the post is removed from the bicycle, the pump part is accessed by pushing and rotating a lower assembly to release a spring-loaded locking mechanism. Once the pump is attached to the tire, the foot-stand is secured in place, and by taking hold of the saddle, the user pushes up and down to operate the device in exactly the same manner as a regular floor pump.

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Go here http://www.dahon.com/video/zorin.htm for a short video of the Biologic ZorinPump in action.

The company’s main gig appears to be a line of funny-looking foldable bikes. Here’s an overview of that area. http://www.dahon.com/us/folding-bicycles-us-models.htm

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